Hello one and all, welcome to new subscribers,
What a start to the year! Despite January being my birthday month, and as I’ve stopped counting that makes little difference, it always seems to be the worst month of the year for some reason. If bad news is coming my way, it usually lands in January. This year was no different. However, good things also happen, they just get overshadowed at the time. So here’s the good news:
I have finally finished the edit on The Murder, the first in the Little Compton Mysteries, and later today it will be off to editor Sharon. This is a more lighthearted murder mystery, introducing amateur sleuths, Tom Large and Liz Thorne, and I love the cover. Lindsey has done a fabulous job yet again! I had great fun writing this one, I love ‘meeting’ new characters, these two didn’t behave themselves either, but we all got there in the end. As soon as I have a return date from Sharon, I will be putting it on pre-order and I’m looking for Beta readers. Today I’m going to start working on the next in the series, The Abduction. This also has a great cover, which I will reveal to you next time.
Lee has finished recording the audio version of Web of Deceit. We have a little bit of editing to do, and it will be uploaded next week. Fingers crossed, it should be available by the end of the month. If you would like a free code to download the audio, please shout, and as soon as I have them, I’ll get one off to you. Lee has also booked in Error of Judgement and The Murder, the later will be a dual narration with Perdita Lawton.
I won’t share the details of the bad news, other than to say, we lost our lovely Bichon, Molly. She was just the sweetest, kindest, most loving little dog, although she didn’t like the postman, Amazon delivery drivers, or people wearing bobble hats, but other than that she loved everyone, and everyone loved her. Needless to say we are heartbroken, and our two German Shepherds, Archie & Ted are missing her too. Pictured here with her little brothers (she was always the boss), and with her first soul mate, Sketch the house bunny.
That’s it for now, there’s writing to do, but please shout if you like a cozy mystery, and fancy joining the Beta team on The Murder. Qualifications needed: Enjoy reading murder mysteries, able to spot plot holes or storyline blips, happy to leave an honest review when book goes live.